Vale Park Road Cleanup Day Planned

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Short Takes

Published on August 10, 2011 with No Comments

The city of Valparaiso will team with residents from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Aug. 26 in a Cleanup Day of Vale Park Road. It is partnership with the Day of Caring, a program of the United Way of Porter County. The cleanup will involve the removal of litter and recyclables from the ground and separating them for pickup. It also will include the removal of several different kinds of invasive plants growing in the area. Work will take place in the nature preserve area of Vale Park Road from Campbell Street east to Valparaiso Street. Horticulturists from Parks and Recreation will be present to oversee the proper removal of plants and to educate he volunteers about the varieties of invasive species that exist in the preserve. The event is a collaboration between the city’s Neighborhood Liaison, Engineering and Public Works departments and Valparaiso Parks and Recreation. Adults, children aged nine and up and service clubs are welcome to participate. Volunteers should wear pants and long sleeves if they have sensitive skin. Bug repellant, sunscreen, a hat and close-toes shoes are also re commended. Volunteers are asked to park in the Foundation Meadows parking lot on Campbell Street and walk to the worksite on the corner of Campbell Street and Vale Park Road. Light snacks will be provided and volunteers will receive reusable bags as a gift for their efforts. Those who want to volunteer or have questions may contact Christine Hisick of Neighborhood Liaison at 462-1161 or e-mail

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